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and what it is. here is what we know. investigators in the united states and libya say the astack on the consulate was likely an act of terror and likely timed to mark the 9-11 terrorist attacks. the libyans say it was a two-part operation. investigators are looking into whether it was an inside job. one that included locals and a raid on a supposedly secret safehouse. the chairman of the u.s. house intelligence committee says it was a coordinated military style, commando type operation. tonight spokesmen at the white house, the pentagon, state department, all say they can not confirm the libyan report of arrests. and u.s. officials are urging everyone involved to take the arrest news with a grain of salt. a senior libyan official says four men are in custody and we're conducting ways of interrogating them because they are suspected of helping instigate the events at the u.s. consulate. u.s. intelligence officials have said there is zeroing in on a certain militant group that fits the al-qaeda signature. the f.b.i. sent teams of personnel to libya and the boss at the justice depar
this evening. jennifer, the headline that two united states warships are headed to libya this evening is a disturbing one. >> well, shepard. we have just confirmed from u.s. officials that those two warships, they are guided naval destroyers. one of them the uss mcfall is in the mediterranean. it's being moved off the coast of libya. also the uss la boone. a second u.s. destroyer being prepositioned we are told for basically contingency planning. contingency purposes according to u.s. officials. meanwhile all u.s. personnel have been evacuated from ben ben -- benghazi. none are left near the consulate. it's being guarded by local police at this time. u.s. a air force is transporting the bodies of those killed including ambassador stevens to germany where the wounded will be treated at land stool. the ambassador and three others killed will be returned to the united states, shepard. >> shepard: some questions about where all of this will lead, jennifer. what do we know about the marines presence inside libya. >> the marines were not guarding the son skull consulate in benghazi. we are
to the united states, shepard. >> shepard: some questions about where all of this will lead, jennifer. what do we know about the marines presence inside libya. >> the marines were not guarding the son skull consulate in benghazi. we are used to marines guarding embassies around the world. they were guarding in tripoli not in benghazi. the state department had regional security officers, local -- sorry, not local but contractors who do that job. they were there with the ambassador at the time. what we do know now is that 50 marines have been sent from a naval base in rota, spain. they will be in tripoli in the cap attachment it's not clear what their assignment will be. they are not planning to go to benghazi at this time. the attack lasted for four hours and was multi-staged as we reported, shep. it was well-planned and did not appear to be the result of the protest surrounding that anti-islamic video according to officials we have spoken to. that may have been a ruse for the planned benghazi attack which fell on 9/11, shepard. >> shepard: nevertheless, there were those inflamed by that and ap
assault on the united states' marines main base in southern afghanistan. i'm harris faulkner in tonight for shepard smith. the military saying at least two marines are dead and others are hurt. it happened at the camp south afghanistan shared base with british forces. we are hearing afghan militants fired mortars and fired with rocket propelled grenades and guns. reportedly made it inside the base perimeter and caused major damage to buildings and aircraft hanger and several jets. this attack coming as we monitor protests in locations from north africa throughout the middle east and asia. rioters have said they are angry over an anti-islam video that went viral on the internet. but we know intel officials say militants may be using that video as an excuse to cause this unrest as cover to launch attacks on americans. and officials in afghanistan say they don't know yet the trigger for today's attacks on camp leather neck. jennifer griffin with the news live at this hour from the pentagon. let's begin with the breaking news on our base in afghanistan. >> well, harris, two u.s. marines are
towards the united states embassy. and as you can see there in tahrir square. remember, we were all somewhat surprised on friday, the traditional day of protestesting in cairo rather than a huge mob after friday prayers, there were those smaller numbers toward the u.s. embassy. remember back in 2006, the muslim demonstrations that occurred after those danish magazines published caricatures of the prophet mohammed. they fled violently for several days. spread geographically and fairly quicked burned themselves out. it is only a hope the same pattern may be playing out now. >> shepard: fox news team in egypt has spoken one of the men who claims he helped organize the protest he u.s. embassy in cairo. his brother happens to be the al qaeda boss ayman al zawahiri. we will have details from that story. first, the state department is standing by its claim that the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya was spontaneous reaction to protests in cairo over that anti--muslim video. libya's interim president and some american lawmakers say it looks to them more like a preplanned terror attack. h
in the united states. the reporting is of catherine herridge and she will have that coming up inside fox report. but, first, the war in afghanistan. a senior official or officer in the u.s.-led military alliance in afghanistan says the response to these insider attacks against our troops there will not result in a major shift in the exit strategy. so-called green on blue attacks have killed at least 51 coalition troops this year. today, the pentagon announced temporary move as they call it to stop most u.s. and nato troops from working side by side with their afghan forces. today an australian brigadier general deputy chief of staff for the coalition in afghanistan criticism that this could change the overall exit strategy for the war. >> i think it's going the smash the trust bond in the theater between us and them. and i don't think the temporary measures and what i think is pretty prudent response to a -- is going to change or damage the model that we have adopted for the campaign. >> shepard: afghan policemen and soldiers are scheduled to take over all security operations. we have to train
, the united states gives egypt more than $1.5 million in annual economic and military aid. pennsylvania's highest court told a lower court judge to reconsider his decision to uphold that state's controversial voter i.d. law. the proposed law requires every voter in the battle ground state to show photo identification before casting a ballot. opponents claim the law discriminates against lower income americans, but government officials say it would crack down against cases of election fraud. today pennsylvania supreme court ruled the lower court judge has two weeks to defend his ruling that allows the law to stand. keep in mind, other states are facing similar legal fights with election day 49 days away. >>> a judge says arizona can immediately start enforcing the most controversial parts of its immigration law. the section that requires cops to check somebody's immigration status if the cop suspects the person for another reason and suspects he or she is in the country illegally. u.s. supreme court upheld that part of the law. but opponents challenged it on other grounds. they say they'
demonstrators claim was made here in the united states, a video they say is insulting to islam. now those protesters are demanding that the u.s. ambassador, who wasn't even there at the time, lead egypt all together -- leave egypt all together. now just developing, a similar incident across the border in libya where militants apparently stormed a u.s. consulate. the fox report chief correspondent jonathan hunt has the details. was there official reaction to this yet? >> u.s. embassy officials in cairo tonight seem to be trying to defuse a protest that is actually growing by the hour. we understand the thousands of protesters are now outside the u.s. embassy in cairo where officials released a statement which seemed to accept that this protest is the result of this reportedly anti-muslim movie that is being proposalled by the internet by some anti-muslim campaigners. in the statement, those officials said in part, quote, respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of american democracy. we firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religi
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